How to Spot Clean Commercial Carpets in Your Facility

One small pesky stain can have a large negative impact on the overall appearance of your commercial carpeting. A stain draws the eye and becomes a focal point—even if the rest of your carpet looks immaculate. That’s why spot cleaning your carpets is so important.

Most of the time with local stains, time is a factor. The longer a stain sits, the harder it is to get out. So if you wait for your regular deep cleaning a month from now, the stain will be much more difficult (if not impossible) to get out. The quicker you get to a spot, the better.

In the video below, DPM Care’s Kyle Taylor explains how to spot clean your carpet using our peroxide-based, pre-mixed general spotter, Banish Plus.

Banish Plus, our proprietary spot cleaner used in this video, is available exclusively for our clients. If you are a client and would like to request Banish Plus, please contact us here. If you are not a client, we would be glad to give you a free demo so you can see firsthand how Banish Plus and our patent-pending carpet cleaning system works.

Follow these steps to help remove spots from your commercial carpet as soon as you see them.

3 Easy Steps to Remove a Stain from Your Commercial Carpeting

By going through these steps, you can help keep your facility spot free and looking professional in between cleanings:

1. Spray

Set the spray head to the “mist” setting. Hold the spot remover 6-8 inches from the spot on the carpet. Depending on how large the spot is and how heavily soiled the spot is, spray it anywhere from 5-15 times. (NOTE: Be careful not to oversaturate the carpet. Oversaturation can result in the appearance of a ring from there being too much water in the carpet.)

2. Dwell

Once you’ve pre-sprayed the spot, give it anywhere from 5-10 minutes dwell time to let the peroxide activate on the organic components of the spot. You may see some of the stain disappearing on its own in this time.

3. Agitate

After giving the chemical an ample amount of dwell time, use a soft bristle brush to agitate the chemical in a back-and-forth motion (if you don’t have a brush readily available, you can use your foot and shoe). If you are noticing that your spot seems dry, or you don’t think there’s enough chemical on the floor, you can apply a little bit more on the stain. Do this until the spot appears to be removed.

Tricky Stains Might Need More Help

Some stains, such as ketchup, mustard, glues, and dyes, may require expert help for removal. Although spot cleaning on your own can help remove some of the stain, professional carpet cleaning may be needed to return the carpet to its original state.

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